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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:02 pm  (#71) 
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saulgoode wrote:
For example, to place a colored layer as a backdrop to a text layer, you could drag-n-drop the text layer onto the New Layer :new button, then click the Move Down :movedn button.
I'm not understanding about this part. If I create a color layer, create a text layer on top of it, why not just merge the text down to the color layer?

I do understand about making a new layer and dragging the thumbnail to the new layer button.

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:09 pm  (#72) 
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Oregonian wrote:
I do understand about making a new layer and dragging the thumbnail to the new layer button.

The idea is that you drag the thumbnail of an existing layer to the New Layer button. This will create an empty* new layer (above the original) having the same dimensions. It would be similar to duplicating the layer and then "Edit->Clear" but you don't have worry about there being a selection or the layer having an the alpha channel.

Since the new layer is created above whichever layer was dragon-dropped, in the example of a text backdrop, it needs to be lowered to be beneath the text layer.

* "Empty" meaning being filled with one of FG color, BG color, WHITE, or transparency.

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:27 pm  (#73) 
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Thanks for the clarification. Good tip.

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 Post subject: Border Average from Path
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:22 pm  (#74) 
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Border Average (Colors + Info → Border Average), not only works on an image and a selection but also an active Path.

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 Post subject: Re: Border Average from Path
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:38 pm  (#75) 
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Odinbc wrote:
Border Average (Colors + Info → Border Average), not only works on an image and a selection but also an active Path.


How do you make it work with a path (without doing Select>From path first of course)?

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 Post subject: Re: Gimp Tips and Tricks
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:47 pm  (#76) 
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Thanks for bringing up this old thread. A lot of good info that I had forgotten about, but it might take a while to reread.


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